Straight Wire Quartet Speaker Cables

4.86/5 (7 Reviews)


Product Description

Mid-priced speaker cable


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by amandahifi a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2003

Bottom Line:   
this cable requires no break in!!i replaced my monster cable powerline 3 with the quartet.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   advance



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mutatto a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
My system consists of the follwing
Meadowlark Kestrel Hot Rods
Menthor Tube pre-Amplifier
Adcom Power Amp
Music Hall MMF-5 Turntable
Parasound Phono Stage
Primare D-20 CD Player
Audioquest Copperhead Interconnects

I have hi-fi speakers but only upper mid-fi components so I think that anything better than these cables would be overkill. As you can see, I only have a couple thousand into my system, and I can't see spending $300-$400 on cables.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   NAX, Pittsburgh



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fox V.P. a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I just hooked this up to my Klipsch Forte's that are powered by an old Yamaha AX-700U Amp and equalized by a Yamaha EQ 500-U. The neighbors have already knocked on the door and complained that the walls were shaking and they could feel the music more than they could hear ty(I only had it about 20% power)Why have I waited so long to get real cable??????? I bought this used off of Ebay and think they are used, hence broken in and have made me fall in love again with my stereo.While I have nothing to compare these to, other than the crappy thick clear coated wire and Radio Shack bananna plugs, I can't imagine anything better.I have them regular not biwired and they have changed they way my speakers respond 1000%

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   E-bay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon Laye a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I upgraded from a receiver and AR speakers to a 5 channel amp and Vendersteens so I really could not compare the sound difference between these cables and the Monster cables I had. I planned on bi-amping the 2Ce sig speakers and the cables I had would not do that. I felt that the overall contruction of the Monster Cables were far from premium so I looked elsewhere for new cables. The dealer suggestions the Quartet so I purchased two pair of 10' cables. So I have two sets going to each speaker from the amp. I am happy with the sound quality, constructon and price.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Audio Center



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hal Nexus a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I was not convinced that cables would really sound different. I brought in my 12 gauge $1 a foot speaker cable
and put it against the Quartet on a system I could not afford. The difference in sound was not subtle or sublime, but very audible. I purchased it (two 15 foot lengths) and had it wired "two wire", not biwire, to make it about 14 gauge. I was very pleased at the sound of my system after this installation.

I have since upgraded to Acurus R11 preamp and A100 amp, and Vandersteen 2ce Signature speakers, and now use the Quartet wired biwire for the Vandersteens. Sound is excellent. I think Quartet is an excellet wire.

The dealer says he will give me about full purchase price of the Quartet back if I want to upgrade to Straightwire Octet wire. I don't think I will do this for quite a while, as the Quartet is very satisfactory.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $127.00

Purchased At:   SE Florida Audio store




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